SELVA VERDE LODGE, COSTA RICA
Keel-billed Toucans, Great Green Macaws, Wood Thrushes, Grey-necked Wood Rails, Sun bitterns and Violet Crowned Woodnymphs are just a few of the birds that inhabit the Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve. For decades, Selva Verde has been a birding hotspot - captivating beginner and expert alike.
TO RESERVE ACTIVITIES, PLEASE READ BELOW.
Early Morning Bird Walks at Selva Verde
Grab your binoculars and join our naturalist guide for an early morning bird walk on the grounds of Selva Verde. Morning is a very active time for the birds, so you can count on sighting several of the stunning tropical species that inhabit Selva Verde. Every morning is different, but they are all exciting! Your guide has a keen eye and a high-powered scope, so you can get close up views of birds you might not otherwise notice. Binoculars can be rented at reception.
Time: Daily at 6 am
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: Adults $27, Children 6-11 $13,5, under 5 Free
Guided Nature Walk
Experience first hand the wonder of exploring a tropical rainforest. Enjoy a personalized and leisurely ramble through Selva Verde's 500 acre private reserve with our knowledgeable naturalist guides. Learn more than just the names of rainforest plants and animals - discover their secret lives and fascinating natural histories. Be on the look out for monkeys, mot-mots, toucans, and poison dart frogs, and remember to bring your camera!
Time: 9:00 am / 2:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: Adults $25, Children 6-11 $12,5, under 6 free
Visit to Nature Pavilion (Bird Photography)
Enjoy a guided tour to photograph birds at the Dave & Dave's Costa RIca Nature Pavilion Park, a National Geographic destination. Families, couples, elderly and students with every kind of camera have the opportunity to photograph birds. The perches and feeders are located 2 to 5 meters from the deck and are ideal for all lens sizes. The 10 perches are positioned 360 degrees around the deck for morning and afternoon photography to guarantee optimum lighting and backgrounds from sunrise to sunset for both flash and natural light photography.
Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Duration: 1.5 hourss
Cost: $30 / Children (Less 11 Years): $15
Transportation: $40 round trip (1-4 people).
Selva Verde offers day trips as well as multi night packages featuring Bird Route Sites and Sarapiquí birding Hotspots. Let us take care of the details while you focus on the birds. View birding packages.
HOW TO PLAN YOUR ACTIVITIES
It is always best to make advance reservations for all of our activities! Most activities may be booked at Selva Verde reception with 24 hours notice. Please make advanced reservations during the high season by CONTACTING US before your visit.
Green Season (May 1 - 31st, Aug 1 - Dec 14th)
High Season (Dec 15 - Apr 30, Jun 1 - Jul 31)
Groups: Traveling with 5 or more people? Please make advance reservations by CONTACTING US.
Special Note: Tips & discretionary gratuities for guides are not included in activity costs. For Boxed Lunches: Please make arrangements with reception at least 24 hours in advance.